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Do I need to use a custom domain with Google's G Suite (formerly Google Apps)? I can't see any way to sign up for the service without wiring up a domain. Isn't there some kind of default domain that could be used, like first.last@gsuite.com?

  • What do you mean by "custom domain"? G-Suite works with any domain you wish. The e-mail accounts all use that domain to work. Once you select a domain name to use, there is no changing it later. – Kevan Sheridan Nov 30 '16 at 1:31
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    Right. I don't want my own domain. I just want to use the service without wiring up a domain. – Sam Nov 30 '16 at 1:32
  • Thats what Gmail is for. – Shashwat Kumar Mar 8 '17 at 17:45
  • @ShashwatKumar Not exactly. G Suite has certain features and integrations that are not available to a standard Gmail account. – Sam Mar 8 '17 at 18:02
  • @Sam can you give examples. I think extra features you can purchase in gmail also. – Shashwat Kumar Mar 8 '17 at 19:01
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This is according to GSuite:

To use Google services with your organization or team, you need a domain name. This name will be in your users' email address as in maria@yourdomain.com. And it can be in your company web site address, as in www.yourdomain.com.

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    Can you offer a link where you found that quote? – ale Oct 5 '17 at 11:54
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There's no google-provided solution, apparently. I just verified that with a google customer rep. over an official support chat.

(although, to be fair, and blunt, I had learned that not all google support reps know all the available solutions, so it's worth following up)

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